Clive’s departure to southern shores in April has left a vicar shaped hole in the team. However, services will be taking place across the benefice as close to normal as the team can manage. Other areas of mission will carry on but may change a little during the interregnum. One thing is the ‘Letter from the Rectory’, with no one in the Rectory the editor has been left to be creative…
From the 10th to the 20th May the Church of England
is inviting everyone to join
‘Thy Kingdom Come’.
This is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses …to the ends of the earth. When he had said this…he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight…Then they returned to Jerusalem … and were constantly devoting themselves to prayer… When the day of Pentecost had come they were all together in one place… All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit… and that day about three thousand persons were added.” Acts 1,2
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.”
Archbishop Justin Welby
Everyone is encouraged to take a few minutes out of your busy day to pray. There are lots of resources on the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ website or join me in saying:
Come Holy Spirit,
Help me to wonder at God’s love,
To wait upon God’s word
And to act with compassion,
That God’s Kingdom might be on earth
Is it is in heaven.